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Today's News

  • STATE CHAMPS!

    IRMO – In an electrifying penalty-kick finish, Indian Land High School won its first state soccer championship Saturday, as the Lady Warriors outlasted Brookland-Cayce to take the Class AAA title.
    Moments after Indian Land goalkeeper Emma Thompson blocked a Brookland-Cayce penalty kick, her teammate Emily Gerdes blasted the ball into the net on the decisive play, igniting a rousing on-field celebration.
    “It was nerve-wracking,” said Gerdes of her championship-clinching penalty kick.

  • Norman edges Pope, pending recount

    Ralph Norman defeated Tommy Pope by the thinnest of margins in Tuesday’s 5th Congressional District GOP runoff, but the race isn’t over yet.
    When the unofficial results were tallied, Norman was 203 votes ahead with a little more than 35,000 votes cast.
    With all 11 counties reporting, Norman had 17,772 votes to Pope’s 17,572.

  • School board selects Phipps

    The Lancaster County school board voted Tuesday night to hire Dr. Jonathan Phipps as the district’s next superintendent.
    The vote was 6-1, with only board member Tyrom Faulkner voting against Phipps.
    Phipps, 44, is superintendent of the Abbeville County School District, where he’s served since leaving Lancaster County’s schools in 2014. He began his career in Lancaster and worked here for 19 years.

  • Panhandle to get 335 more jobs

    Fort Mill-based Unique Loom is expanding its operations to Indian Land, creating 245 new jobs there over the next four years, and moving an additional 90 positions from Fort Mill.
    The company, an online distributor of home furnishings products, has leased the vacant Defense Ventures building at 793 Fort Mill Highway, according to Jamie Gilbert, Lancaster County’s economic development director.

  • Nutramax wins big S.C. industry honor

    Nutramax Laboratories’ financial and philanthropic contributions to the community have earned it a top award from the S.C. Commerce Department.
    Nutramax was named the 2017 South Carolina Large Industry Impact Winner among the state’s 13 Tier Three counties. The Commerce Department honored the company May 11 in Columbia as part of the agency’s 26th-annual Industry Appreciation Event.
    Nutramax was selected because of its capital investment, job creation, community engagement, and commitment to the environment.  

  • Wrecked scrap-metal hauler blocks bypass lanes 6 hours

    The two eastbound lanes of S.C. 9 Bypass at the North Main Street overpass were shut down for more than six hours Monday after a trailer loaded with scrap metal overturned.
    Sgt. Tim Witherspoon of the Lancaster Police Department identified the driver as Brian Dean Stamey of Dallas, N.C.
    The truck cab did not flip over, and Stamey was not hurt. He was walking around talking with police after the accident.
    Witherspoon said the wreck happened about 9:37 a.m. Monday. Stamey works for Kern’s Trucking of Kings Mountain, N.C.

  • HOPE offers 2 new ways to get help

    HOPE in Lancaster has added two new programs – the Senior Food Program, designed to immediately help the elderly poor, and the Bounce Back Program, for anyone going through a financial struggle.

  • Time for summer camps

    Our 2017 Arts and Sciences Camps are organized and ready to go for this summer.
    Thanks in large part to grants from the J. Marion Sims Foundation, the Duke Energy Foundation, the John T. Stevens Foundation and Wells Fargo, our camps focus on keeping children engaged in creative learning through courses they choose in the arts and sciences as well as providing a popular, fun summer arts experience.   
    Our goals are to:
    ◆ Offer an exceptional experience for each camper.

  • News Briefs

     City, county offices closed Memorial Day

    Lancaster city and county offices will be closed May 29  in observance of Memorial Day. Emergency services such as fire and police will operate as usual.

    County planning commission meets

    The Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting is 5 p.m. June 1 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St. 

    Library board to meet June 1

  • Coming Events

     Week Ahead

    Classic JOURNEY Live concert

    Classic JOURNEY Live will perform May 26 and 27 in USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20. For details or to purchase tickets, visit ClassicJOURNEYLive.com.

    Buford Massacre anniversary ceremony May 27